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I've recently wanted to order some things, presents and the like, but I have no way to keep the package out of other's noses. In addition, the finding of the package by parents probably wouldn't end very well.

My situation:

  • I can't drive to the store.
  • Nearest Amazon Locker is about 30 miles away, well out of walking distance (By a lot)

The contents are roughly a foot in size, and should fit in one of those yellow shipping bags.

  • Tagging this was rather difficult, am I on the wrong site? – FreezePhoenix Jan 7 at 16:17
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    So you can't even receive an ordinary package of a book from Amazon without a bunch of questions? – pboss3010 Jan 7 at 18:11
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    @pboss3010 Story of my life. Also haven't ordered anything from Amazon before. – FreezePhoenix Jan 7 at 19:51
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It sounds like you have problems getting anything, so your choices are fairly limited. A) Have a trusted friend pick up or receive the package or B) intercept the delivery driver outside (also assuming you aren't being watched while outside). Once you secure the package, you should be able to stuff it into an empty backpack or underneath a jacket/coat (assuming by yellow shipping bag you mean an mailing envelope).

If your parents are the room search types, you're out of luck.

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    Room search types can normally be deceived by hiding things in their room :) – UnhandledExcepSean Jan 11 at 20:53
  • @UnhandledExcepSean Geez... that sounds scary. – FreezePhoenix Jan 14 at 23:06
  • @FreezePhoenix there is always the possibility you might find their hiding spot(s). That can certainly be scary – UnhandledExcepSean Jan 15 at 3:46
  • @UnhandledExcepSean Heh, not really sure I wanna find the hiding spot(s) – FreezePhoenix Jan 15 at 12:36
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Sounds like you are ordering something from Amazon.

Option 1: Generally Amazon will have a 1 day or 2 day shipping options; now with this knowledge if you know your parents will be gone a certain day you could plan for it to be delivered on that day.

Option 2: You could talk to a next door neighbor and ask them if you could ship a package to their house, tell them it's a gift for one of your parents.

Option 2b: Ship it to a trusted friends house.

Option 2c: If you work, most workplaces will allow you to ship to that location. Just make sure to check with a manager first. I do this option all the time and the mailman started bringing all my packages to my work.

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I would suggest having a friend receive the item for you. You really have very limited options since you cant travel very far. Do you have a job? It is possible you could have it sent to your work location.

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    Well, the issue I have with someone else getting it is that by doing so I'm just making them figure out how to get the item, etc. – FreezePhoenix Jan 11 at 19:15

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